U.S. Army Mechanic Coverall
The U.S. Army Mechanic Coverall.
In just 40 years, the U.S. Army went from wagons and horses to tanks, jeeps, and deuce and halves. A whole new kind of army that needed mechanics to keep it rolling when the stakes were most critical.
Shop trucks were designed as rolling machine shops, geared up with everything to keep equipment in tip top shape (or at least on the move). Drill stand, vice, lathe, bench grinder, hydraulic pump. A master mechanic tool set with gauges, extractors, calipers.
In 1943, these coveralls came on the radar with all the functional details a mechanic might need. Pencil slot in the breast pocket. A rule pocket on the leg. Button tabs at the ankles. Pockets for tools and bolts and loose bits and bobs.
You need these, too. For tinkering under the hood of your 1959 Giulia SS. For woodworking or sculpting or out-and-abouting.
Find a hook in your shop and hang this from it. Slip it on when you want to get stuff done.
U.S. Army Mechanic Coverall (No. 7233). Hardwearing but soft- washed cotton in true indigo herringbone. All the details mentioned above, plus a few more. 13-star military shank buttons. Single back pocket. Waist belt has a steel slide buckle. Imported.